FROM THE DOLOMITES TO LAKE GARDA

BIKE TOUR FOR CONNOISSEURS ALONG THE RIVERS RIENZ, EISACK AND ETSCH

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General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy
Distance: 255-265 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 589,- €

Dolomites Lake Garda Map

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

From the north east of the Dolomites the bike path takes you through the Pustertal Valley to Bruneck and then on to the bishop’s town of Brixen. From here you cycle to the capital town of South Tyrol, Bozen, to visit the oldest Tyrolean, the Ice Man. After a short visit to the spa town of Meran with its Mediterranean flair you cycle along the side of the River Etsch through orchards and fields to Lake Garda, the most popular lake in Italy.

  
Characteristics of the route:

Easy tour for connoisseurs; the week has been planned so that you cycle alongside the rivers on a slight descent – mostly on cycling paths. Between the Etsch Valley and Lake Garda there is only one long ascent. There is plenty of time to look at cultural places of interest or relax along the way. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.

A day by day account the route:

Brixen Bressanone Lake Garda

Day 1: Arrival at Brixen/Bressanone

Bishop's town of Bressanone;

Brunico  bike trip

Day 2: to Bruneck/Brunico (approx. 30 km)

Transfer in the morning to Toblach/Dobbiaco;

Chiusa bike trip

Day 3: to Klausen/Chiusa (approx. 50 km)

Monastery Neustift, old town centre of Brixen;

Bolzano city bike trip

Day 4: to Bozen/Bolzano (approx. 25 km)

Capital town of South Tyrol;

Merano, bike holiday

Day 5: Meran/Merano - Bozen/Bolzano (approx. 45 km)

By train to Meran/Merano and back by bike to Bozen/Bolzano;

Trento, Italy

Day 6:  to Trento (approx. 65 km)

Lake Kaltern and the wine growing region;

Lake Garda cycling holiday

Day 7: to Riva del Garda/Torbole (approx. 40-50 km)

Over the San Giovanni Pass to lake Garda;

Lake Garda bike trip

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2018

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person, double room with breakfast - arrival day on 29/04 and 30/09/2018 589,00 €
Package price per person, double room with breadfast 689,00 €
Surcharge single room 149,00 €
Surcharge high season* 45,00 €
Additional services
Rental bike 75,00 €
E-Bike 165,00 €
Additional nights in bressanone; hotel 4****stars
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast 67,00 €
Surcharge single room per nigh 15,00 €
Additional nights in riva del garda; Hotel 3***stars
Per person and night, double room with breakfast 66,00 €
Surcharge single room per night 12,00 €
Additional nights in Riva del Garda; Hotel 4****stars
Per person and night, double room with breakfast 116,00 €
Surcharge single room per night 12,00 €

* High season: arrival date from 08/07/2018 to 23/09/2018 (incl.).


Starting dates 2018, self-guided tour:

  • Arrival every Wednesday and Sunday from 29/04/2018 (first available date) to 30/09/2018 (last available date). 

  • Exception: no starts possible from 04/05/2017 to 06/05/2018 (incl.) and 03/08/2018 to 18/08/2018 (incl.)

  • With a minimum of 5 people we can organize a start of the tour upon request on every other day.

General information:

  • Arrival information:
    • By car:
      By car on the Brenner motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone – take the exit Franzensfeste, Pustertal then through the Pustertal Valley (SS49) to Niederdorf or Toblach, depending on the location of your hotel
      Drive along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then further into Italy through the Alta Pusteria to Toblach or Niederdorf, depending on the location of your hotel.
    • By Train:
      Take the train from Innsbruck over the “Brenner/Brennero” to Franzensfeste. Change trains for the Pusteria Valley and get off at Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco.

    • By flight:
      Low cost flights are available to “Sant’ Angelo - Antonio Canova” airport in Treviso and to the Marco Polo airport in Venice.
      Upon a request, we even organise transfers from and to the starting point of the cycle tour.
      Transfer every Wednesday and Saturday by shuttle bus from Venice mainland/Mestre to Toblach/Niederdorf at a price of Euro 65.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).

  • Car parking:
    Free unattended parking facilities for the duration of the bicycle tour at a nearby public parking area.

  • Accommodation:
    Accommodation in hotels of 3*** star category, in some parts, hotels of 4****star category. 
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested - has to be paid directly on the spot.

  • Transfer:
    Transfer by shuttle-bus every Sunday from Riva del Garda to Hochpustertal (Toblach/Niederdorf) at the cost of € 59.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).

  • Rental Bikes:
    21-gear ladies‘ and men’s bicycle
    7-gear Unisex with back pedal 
    E-Bike (Unisex Modell)

  • Tour information available in:
    German – English – Italian
 

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